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Insight: California's Business Climate / Women Warriors / Object Matrimony


Published October 1, 2012


California's Business Climate - The Sacramento area lost 1,000 jobs last week. Campbell's Soup closed a canning factory after 65 years and Comcast announced it was relocating 1,000 jobs outside of California -300 of those jobs from Natomas. Campbell's says it decided to close the plant because it's moving away from using metal cans and Comcast says its reason for outsourcing jobs is part of a company-wide restructuring. But many suspect -and Comcast even admitted before releasing a correction- that California's business climate is to blame. To better understand California's business climate we're speaking with business experts from Texas (the state often considered the most business friendly in the nation), Nevada (our neighbor that usually makes the top 10 list in Chief Executives' rankings of best states for business) and California (the state with the worst reputation for business in many circles). Find the Chamber's Survey on California's Business Climate Here.

Women Warriors - The Domestic Violence Intervention Center was founded by five women in 2000 who desired to create a grassroots Domestic Violence organization that would meet the growing need for services. The objective was to secure a facility to be used as a safe house, to staff it, and run the organization with an all-volunteer staff. DVIC has offered services to the community since 2000 and opened the safe house (Harmony House) in 2007. We'll be speaking with the Executive Director of the Center about their continuing mission and with a recipient of the Center's support: a veteran of the US Army who has experienced domestic violence as well as PTSD and TBI. We'll also speak with singer Mary Youngblood who will be performing at the DV fundraising Concert at the Crest.

Object Matrimony - Grass Valley author Chris Enss' new book Object Matrimony: The Risky Business of Mail-Order Matchmaking on the Western Frontier offers readers an entertaining look at the serious business of finding a husband or wife by mail-order in the wide-open days of the Old West.


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